International human rights and legal considerations in relation to terminology and the discovery of undocumented burials at the Kamloops Indian Residential School : discussion on terminology
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
This discussion paper notes that the "discovery of unmarked or undocumented burials . . . proximate to an Indian residential school calls for reflection on what the appropriate legal and policy framework should be for assessing the site, and referring to it in public discussion" (page 1). It looks at the considerations for using terms such as “mass grave,” “genocide,” and “cultural genocide,” in relation to the discovery of unmarked burials at Kamloops Indian Residential School in May 2021.